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1 Timothy VI. 1-12, 17-19; II, 1-10. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, ET as many servants as are under

supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all

men; For kings, and for all that are worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blas

in authority; that we may lead a quiet

and peaceable life in all godliness and phemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them,

honesty. For this is good and accept

able in the sight of God our Saviour; because they are brethren; but rather

Who will have all men to be saved, and do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the ben

to come unto the knowledge of the

truth. For there is one God, and one efit. These things teach and exhort.

mediator between God and men, the If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even

man Christ Jesus: Who gave himself a the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,

ransom for all, to be testified in due

time. Whereunto I am ordained a and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, know

preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the

truth in Christ, and lie not,) a teacher ing nothing, but doting about ques

of the Gentiles in faith and verity. I tions and strifes of words, whereof

will therefore that men pray every cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men

where, lifting up holy hands, without of corrupt minds, and destitute of the

wrath and doubting. In like manner

also, that women adorn themselves in truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself.

modest apparel, with shamefacedness But godliness with contentment is

and sobriety; not with braided hair, or great gain. For we brought nothing

gold, or pearls, or costly array: But

(which becometh women professing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having

godliness) with good works. food and raiment, let us be therewith content.

Psalm LXXV. 1-12. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many UNTO thee, O God, do we give foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown thanks, unto thee do we give men in destruction and perdition. For thanks: for that thy name is near thy the love of money is the root of all wondrous works declare. When I evil: which while some coveted after, shall receive the congregation I will they have erred from the faith, and judge uprightly. The earth and all pierced themselves through with many the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: sorrows. But thou, O man of God, I bear up the pillars of it. flee these things; and follow after I said unto the fools, Deal not foolrighteousness, godliness, faith, love, ishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up patience, meekness. Fight the good the horn: Lift not up your horn on fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, high: speak not with a stiff neck. For whereunto thou art also called, and promotion cometh neither from the hast professed a good profession be- east, nor from the west, nor from the fore many witnesses.

south. But God is the judge: he putCharge them that are rich in this teth down one, and setteth up another. world, that they be not highminded, For in the hand of the LORD there is nor trust in uncertain riches, but in a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of the living God, who giveth us richly mixture; and he poureth out of the all things to enjoy; That they do good, same: but the dregs thereof, all the that they be rich in good works, ready wicked of the earth shall wring them to distribute, willing to communicate; out, and drink them. But I will deLaying up in store for themselves a clare for ever; I will sing praises to good foundation against the time to the God of Jacob. All the horns of come, that they may lay hold on eter- the wicked also will I cut off; but the nal life.

horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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Genesis XLII. 1-24.

words may be proved, whether there OW when Jacob saw that there

be any truth in you: or else by the life

of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. And was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one

he put them all together into ward

three days. upon another? And he said, Behold, I

And Joseph said unto have heard that there is corn in

them the third day, This do, and live;

for I fear God: If ye be true men, 1.1 Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may

one of your brethren be bound in the

house of your prison: go ye, carry live, and not die. And Joseph's ten brethren went

corn for the famine of your houses: down to buy corn in Egypt. But Ben

But bring your youngest brother unto jamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not

me; so shall your words be verified, with his brethren; for he said, Lest

and ye shall not die. And they did so.

And they said one to another, We peradventure mischief befall him. And the sons of Israel came to buy corn

are verily guilty concerning our broth

er, in that we saw the anguish of his among those that came: for the famine

soul, when he besought us, and we was in the land of Canaan. And Joseph was the governor over

would not hear; therefore is this disthe land, and he it was that sold to all

tress come upon us. And Reuben anthe people of the land: and Joseph's

swered them, saying, Spake I not unto brethren came, and bowed down them

you, saying, Do not sin against the selves before him with their faces to

child; and ye would not hear? therethe earth. And Joseph saw his breth

fore, behold, also his blood is required.

And they knew not that Joseph unren, and he knew them, but made him

derstood them; for he spake unto self strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto

them by an interpreter. And he turn

himself about from them, and them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy

wept; and returned to them again, and food. And Joseph knew his brethren,

communed with them, and took from

them Simeon, and bound him before but they knew not him.

And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the

Psalm LXXXI. 1-7. nakedness of the land ye are come. And they said unto him, Nay, my SING

ING aloud unto God our strength: lord, but to buy food are thy servants make a joyful noise unto the God come. We are all one man's sons; we of Jacob. Take a psalm, and bring are true men; thy servants are no hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp spies. And he said unto them, Nay, with the psaltery. Blow up the trumbut to see the nakedness of the land pet in the new moon, in the time apye are come. And they said, Thy ser- pointed, on our solemn feast day. vants are twelve brethren, the sons of For this was a statute for Israel, and one man in the land of Canaan; and, a law of the God of Jacob. This he behold, the youngest is this with ordained in Joseph for a testimony, our father, and one is not. And Jo- when he went out through the land of seph said unto them, That is it that Egypt: where I heard a language that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are I understood not. I removed his spies: Hereby ye shall be proved: By shoulder from the burden: his hands the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go were delivered from the pots. Thou forth hence, except your youngest calledst in trouble, and I delivered brother come hither. Send one of you, thee; I answered thee in the secret and let him fetch your brother, and place of thunder : I proved thee at the ye shall be kept in prison, that your waters of Meribah.

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their eyes.

with you.

with you.

Genesis XLII. 25-38; XLIII, 1-14. said unto them, Go again, buy us a

little food. And Judah spake unto THEN Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore

him, saying, The man did solemnly every man's money into his sack, and

protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not to give them provision for the way:

see my face, except your brother be

If thou wilt send our and thus did he unto them. And they laded their asses with the corn, and

brother with us, we will go down and departed thence. And as one of them

buy thee food: But if thou wilt not opened his sack to give his ass prov

send him, we will not go down: for ender in the inn, he espied his money;

the man said unto us, Ye shall not for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

see my face, except your brother be And he said unto his brethren, My

And Israel said, Wheremoney is restored; and, lo it is even in

fore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell my sack: and their heart failed them,

the man whether ye had yet a brother? and they were afraid, saying one to an

And they said, The man asked us other, What is this that God hath done

straitly of our state, and of our kinunto us?

dred, saying, Is your father yet alive? And they came unto Jacob their fa

have ye another brother? and we ther unto the land of Canaan, and told

told him according to the tenor of him all that befell unto them; saying,

these words: Could we certainly know The man, who is the lord of the land,

that he would say, Bring your brother spake roughly to us, and took us for

down? And Judah said unto Israel spies of the country. And we said

his father, Send the lad with me, and unto him, We are true men; we are

we will arise and go; that we may no spies: We be twelve brethren,

live, and not die, both we, and thou, sons of our father; one is not, and

and also our little ones. I will be the youngest is this day with our

surety for him; of my hand shalt thou father in the land of Canaan. And

require him: if I bring him not unto the man, the lord of the country, said

thee, and set him before thee, then let unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye

me bear the blame for ever: For exare true men; leave one of your breth

cept we had lingered, surely now we ren here with me, and take food for

had returned this second time. the famine of your households, and

And their father Israel said unto be gone: And bring your youngest

them, If it must be so now, do this;

take of the best fruits in the land in brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are

your vessels, and carry down the man true men: so will I deliver you your

a present, a little balm, and a little brother, and ye shall traffick in the

honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and land. And it came to pass as they

almonds : And take double money in emptied their sacks, that, behold, ev

your hand; and the money that was ery man's bundle of money was in

brought again in the mouth of your his sack: and when both they and

sacks, carry it again in your hand; their father saw the bundles of money,

peradventure it

oversight. they were afraid. And Jacob their

Take also your brother, and arise, go father said unto them, Me have ye

again unto the man: And God Albereaved of my children: Joseph is

mighty give you mercy before the not, and Simeon is not, and ye will

man, that he may send away your take Benjamin away: all these things

other brother, and Benjamin. If I be are against me. And Reuben spake

bereaved of my children, I am beunto his father, saying, Slay my two

reaved. sons, if I bring him not to thee: de

Psalm CXXIX. 1-5. liver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. And he said, MA

ANY a time have they afflicted me My son shall not go down with you; from my youth, may Israel now for his brother is dead, and he is left say: Many a time have they afflicted alone: if mischief befall him by the me from my youth: yet they have not way in which ye go, then shall ye prevailed against me.

The ploughers bring down my gray hairs with sor- ploughed upon my back: they made row to the grave.

long their furrows. The LORD is And the famine was

sore in the righteous: he hath cut asunder the land. And it came to pass, when they cords of the wicked. Let them all be had eaten up the corn which they had confounded and turned back that hate brought out of Egypt, their father Zion.

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lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.

And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

were

Psalm CXI. I-10.

Genesis XLIII. 15-34. AND ND the men took that present, and

they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon. And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. And the men were afraid, because they

brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house, And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. And he

PRAISE ye the Lord. I will praise

the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth

for ever.

Genesis XLIV. I-29.

found. And he said, God forbid that

I should do so: but the man in whose AND he commanded the steward of

hand the cup is found, he shall be my his house, saying, Fill the men's

servant; and as for you, get you up sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in

in peace unto your father. his sack's mouth. And put my cup,

Then Judah came near unto him,

and said, O my lord, let thy servant, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money.

I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's And he did according to the word that

ears, and let not thine anger burn

against thy servant: for thou art even Joseph had spoken. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent

as Pharaoh. My lord asked his serv

ants, saying, Have ye a father, or a away, they and their asses.

brother? And we said unto my lord, And when they were gone out of

We have a father, an old man, and a the city, and not yet far off, Joseph

child of his old age, a little one; and said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost

his brother is dead, and he alone is overtake them, say unto them, Where

left of his mother, and his father

loveth him. And thou saidst unto thy fore have ye rewarded evil for good ? Is not this it in which my lord drink

servants, Bring him down unto me, eth, and whereby indeed he divineth?

that I may set mine eyes upon him.

And we said unto my lord, The lad ye have done evil in so doing. And

cannot leave his father: for if he he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

should leave his father, his father

would die. And thou saidst unto thy And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God for

servants, Except your youngest brothbid that thy servants should do ac

er come down with you, ye shall see cording to this thing: Behold, the

my face no more. And it came to money, which we found in our sacks'

pass when we came up unto thy servmouths, we brought again unto thee

ant my father, we told him the words out of the land of Canaan: how then

of my lord. And our father said, should we steal out of thy lord's house

Go again, and buy us a little food. silver or gold? With whomsoever of

And we said, We cannot go down: if thy servants it be found, both let him

our youngest brother be with us, then die, and we also will be my lord's

will we go down: for we may not see bondmen. And he said, Now also let

the man's face, except our youngest

brother be with us. And thy servant it be according unto your words: he

my father said unto us, Ye know with whom it is found shall be my

that my wife bare me two sons: And servant; and ye shall be blameless. Then they speedily took down every

the one went out from me, and I said, man his sack to the ground, and open

Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw ed every man his sack. And he

him not since: And if ye take this searched, and began at the eldest, and

also from me, and mischief befall him, left at the youngest : and the cup was

ye shall bring down my gray hairs found in Benjamin's sack. Then they

with sorrow to the grave. rent their clothes, and laded every

Psalm XXII. man his ass, and returned to the city.

1-5. And Judah and his brethren came MY

Y God, my God, why hast thou to Joseph's house; for he was yet forsaken me? why art thou so far there: and they fell before him on from helping me, and from the words the ground. And Joseph said unto of my roaring ? O my God, I cry in them, What deed is this that ye have the daytime, but thou hearest not; and done? wot ye not that such a man as in the night season, and am not silent. I can certainly divine? And Judah But thou art holy, O thou that insaid, What shall we say unto my lord ? habitest the praises of Israel. Our what shall we speak? or how shall we fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, clear ourselves ? God hath found out and thou didst deliver them. They the iniquity of thy servants: behold, cried unto thee, and were delivered: we are my lord's servants, both we, they trusted in thee, and were not and he also with whom the cup is confounded.

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